Another curious example of 1950's advertising, in this case a promo for the UNIVAC computer, produced by Remington Rand. This commercial interestingly aired on the CBS Television Network on 5 February 1956, during a light panel show. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, Advertising, Computer,...
A Classic 1950's Commercial for Post's Sugar Crisps. Cheap, but cute. DISCLAIMER: This video does not represent the quality of major Hollywood cartoons of the time. Nor does it represent the quality of major Tele-cartoons of the time ("Clutch Cargo" didn't air until several years after this commercial, so it doesn't count. Then again, "Clutch Cargo" was already crap by the standards of it's time). Heck, it stinks by the standards of most advertising cartoons of the time.... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Vintage, Classic Commercial, Classic...
A classic commercial for Du Mont Laboratories Television Sets. I took this from an episode of "School House" that somebody uploaded. Note: While the TV network can be spelt DuMont, the owner of the Network which produced TV sets is correctly spelt Du Mont, as that was the spelling perferred by the founder of the company. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 40s, 40's, 1940s, 1940's, Electronics, Electric, Du Mont, Wally Cox, Old,...
A 5th Classic Commercial for Coca-Cola, this time from 20/January/1955. This charming commercial aired LIVE on NBC-TV. This commercial also features jingle. The complete telecast can be found elsewhere on the Internet Archive. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Advertising,...
A eight minute episode of BatMan to introduce Bat Girl. The ratings at this were low and Yvonne Craig as Bat Girl was there to boost the ratings. This "episode" was shown to the "suits" of 20th century fox and never aired. I figure it's PD. ( 3 reviews ) Topic: Bat Man-Bat Girl-comics-20th Century Fox-Unaired Pilot
A 1966 episode of Goodson-Todman's popular game show "Password", hosted by Allen Ludden. This is the daytime version, and as such runs shorter than the prime-time version (additionally, the episodes were slightly edited for repeats in the late-1960s). No copyright notice, so I expect it is public domain. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, Allen Ludden, Daytime television, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis,...
A 1966 episode of "Password", the popular Goodson-Todman game show hosted by Allen Ludden. This episode features Carole Wells and Bob Denver. Since this is a daytime episode, it runs shorter than the prime-time version, additionally the episode was edited for syndicated repeats in the late-1960s. No copyright notice, so I expect it is public domain. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, Allen Ludden, Carole Wells, Bob Denver, Daytime television, 1960s
This well done TV Movie, starring Richard Pryor, Rosie Greer, Billy Dee Williams, and Stephen Boyd, depicts racist attitudes toward black soldiers in World War Two. Richard Pryor gives a fine performance as does the rest of the cast. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: action, drama, World War Two, Richard Pryor
One of the few surviving episodes of "Queen for a Day", from 1960. One of the strangest shows ever to air on TV. Please note that most shows of the 60's were MUCH BETTER than this. ( 20 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 60's, 60s, 1960's, 1960s, Sixties, Camp, Campy, Plan 9 from Outer Space,...
From the live tv anthology series Tales of Tomorrow. After a customer is overly eager to buy a crystal egg, an antique shop owner does the only logical thing: takes it to the chairman of Cambridge's physics department (played by Thomas Mitchell, Uncle Billy from It's a Wonderful Life), who discovers the egg's secret. From a story by H. G. Wells More info at the IMDB. Upload courtesy of Inventing Situations. Hopefully in the public domain. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: H. G. Wells, scifi, live tv, television, tv, tales of tomorrow, Thomas Mitchell
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of Lady Beryl" Originally aired October 25, 1954. Lady Beryl admits to a crime she did not commit. Holmes not only reveals the true murderer, but Lady Beryl's motive for lying about the crime. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
Barbara Eden stars in this made-for-TV movie. She looks great, especially frolicking in a bikini and numerous other outfits. There is also some sort of plot involving an international jewel thief (Stuart Whitman) and a new husband (Robert Vaughn}. ( 7 reviews ) Topic: Barbara Eden, sexy, I Dream Of Genie
Jackie Gleason on segment of the popular 50's TV series "Cavalcade of Stars", doing a sketch called "The Honeymooners", which was later turned into a sitcom. "Cavalcade of Stars" started in 1949 and quickly became one of the most popular shows on The DuMont Television Network. Jackie Gleason was the 3rd and most popular host of the series. "The Honeymooners" started as a series of sketches, and later became a classic CBS sitcom still shown in syndication... ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Jackie Gleason, The Honeymooners, Cavalcade of Stars, 50's TV, 1950's Television, Classic TV,...
Batteries Not Included is a film that I put together early this year, after I made the film I did not know what to do with it because it is so much different than the Experimental art films that I am most known for doing. I decided to release this film on the internet and I thought the best place to do this would be right here on the Internet Archives. About the Film: Almost as long as I have been a filmmaker I have also been a film collector. I have for many years wanted to assemble a... ( 21 reviews ) Topics: Toy Commercials, vintage television commercial, Third Eye Cinema, Classic TV, pop culture
A 1964 episode of Goodson-Todman's popular game show "Password". Hosted by Allen Ludden, with guest celebrities Jayne Meadows and Steve Allen. Aired on CBS. No sign of a copyright notice, so.... Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, Allen Ludden, Jayne Meadows, Steve Allen, 1960s
A 1968 episode of game show "Dream House". Complete with original commercials (since this is a daytime show, it features more ads than a prime-time show, but the ads are rather fun). Most episodes of this series are presumed lost, and oddly enough the 1980s revival is also largely lost. This show was controversial as many of the homes won in the show were not built. Still, an enjoyable bit of fluff. I think the copyright notice is invalid...am I correct? ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, Daytime television, Game show
1966 TV movie version of the classic Lerner and Loew musical. This version has some songs restored that were cut from the 1954 MGM film with Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. Stars Robert Goulet, Peter Falk and Sally Anne Howes. ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Brigadoon, Musical
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Cunningham Heritage" Originally aired October 18, 1954. Holmes unravels the mystery surrounding the death of Mr. Cunningham, a gentleman whose fiancée was found by his body with a knife in her hand. This television episode marks the first filmed meeting between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Based on "A Study in Scarlet" and very loosely "The Adventure of the Reigate Squires/Puzzle." ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
Yet another Lucky Strike Cigarette commercial from 1955. This one features a couple walking outside a movie theater/theatre. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Lucky Strike,...
Set in Nevada in the 1860's, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa. Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought for what was just and decent in a time where lawlessness was common. The widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright had three sons, each by a different wife: the oldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright, who built the ranch house. The second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Bonanza, Westerns, Classic TV, Classic Television, Color, Public Domain
"Mister Ed" episode 'Ed the Beneficiary', which for unknown reasons has entered the public domain. The show was about a Man who was friends with a talking horse. ( 12 reviews ) Topics: Mister Ed, Classic TV, 60's Television
The only PD episode of Burke's Law. Episode Title: "Who Killed Jason Shaw" S1 E15 This show was originally set to air on 22 November 1963. It was pushed back by the network's coverage of John F Kennedy's assassination. This film is in the public domain because its copyright was not renewed in 1991, which was the necessary time for any film with a date in notice of 1963. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Gene Barry, Burke's Law, Millionare Detective
A Classic Commercial for Kellogg's Sugar Smacks that aired during 1954. This is from an episode of "Super Circus", the complete telecast can also be found on IA. This classic commercial features Mary Hartline, a popular television personality at the time due to her friendly screen personality, which appealed to both kids and their fathers. This is not really Mary Hartline at her best, but it is still a moderately enjoyable commercial. WARNING: Don't watch this if you are afraid of... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Advertising, Commercial, Commercials,...
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES did turn into television's number one show faster than any sitcom in history. A supreme television classic, this CBS-TV folklore favorite ran for nine years and still holds the record for TV's highest-rated half hour. ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, The Beverly Hillbillies
An episode of the comedy-variety series "The Milton Berle Show". Milton's guests in this episode are: Esther Williams, Harry James, Buddy Rich, and Elvis Presley. (note: this is a B&W copy of a color telecast, with the color version being lost). ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, The Milton Berle Show, Esther Williams, Elvis Presley
This is a failed pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, The Three Stooges, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Failed Pilot, Kinoscope
Host: Carl Smith - Guests include: Buddy Ebsen, Chet Atkins, Collins Kids, The Jordanaires, June Carter, Flatt and Scruggs, Minnie Pearl, etc. ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1950's Television, ABC, Kinescope, Live TV, Purina, Grand ole opry, 1956
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Shy Ballerina" Originally aired November 22, 1954. A simple case of mistakenly switched coats suddenly turns into blackmail and then murder! When poor Watson's hat was found at the scene of the crime, even he becomes a suspect. This episode features Natalie Schaffer, best known in her role later on in television history as Mrs. Lovey Howell in Gilligan's Island. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
1953 episode of the Classic TV series "Ding Dong School", a show aimed at very young kids. Complete with original commercials. The host shows kids simple activities they can do at home. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Ding Dong School, 50's TV, 1950's Television, Fifties, Kinescope, Public Domain TV
Photographer Mike Kovac (played by Charles Bronson) thinks he recognizes a girl from a cruise ship, but she pretends not to know him and her "Uncle" doesn't want his picture taken. Air Date: December 12, 1958 (Season 1, Episode 9) ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Man with a Camera, Classic TV, Charles Bronson
A 1965 episode of Goodson-Todman's hit game show "Password". Hosted by Allen Ludden, this episode features celebrity guests Betty White and Arlene Francis. No sign of a copyright notice, so I suspect it is public domain. Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, Game show, Allen Ludden, Betty White, Arlene Francis
Failed pilot for a proposed British Sherlock Holmes series starring John Longdon (Hitchcock's "Blackmail" and "The Skin Game") as Sherlock Holmes. Campbell Singer plays Dr Watson and the episode also features Walter Gotell (70s and 80s Bond pictures) as Luzatto. The story is based on the canonical adventure "The Man With The Twisted Lip". ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Sherlock Holmes, Failed Pilots, John Longdon
Set in Nevada in the 1860's, Bonanza chronicled the adventures of the Cartwright family who owned a large ranch called The Ponderosa. Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Joe fought for what was just and decent in a time where lawlessness was common. The widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright had three sons, each by a different wife: the oldest was the urbane architect Adam Cartwright, who built the ranch house. The second was the warm and lovable giant Eric, better known by his... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Bonanza, Westerns, Classic TV, Classic Television, Color, Public Domain
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Belligerent Ghost" Originally aired November 15, 1954. Watson is quite flustered after a man in distress dies in his care...only to find himself attacked by the very same dead man on Watson's way back home to Baker Street! So what does this have to do with daVinci's "Madonna on the Rocks" painting allegedly being stolen? ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
No Time For Sergeants chronicles the comedic misadventures of a country bumpkin named Will Stockdale, brilliantly protrayed by Andy Griffith, who is drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II and assigned to the United States Army Air Forces. Andy Griffith went on to play the same character in the Broadway version and in a movie of the same name, which he became famous for and made him a star. No Time For Sergeants The U.S. Steel Hour March 15th, 1955 Starring: Will Stockdale......Andy... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: US Steel Hour, Public Domain, Classic TV, Andy Griffith, Kinescope, Live TV, Live Television,...
Sergeant Friday investigates the destruction of a movie theater by a gang a teenagers! The cops find a small box containing marijuana and put two-and-two togetherâ¦the reefer is making the kids go wild! Turns out that teenage Johnny is pushing weed, yellow jackets, goof balls and "H." His friend tells the policeâbut it's too late...Johnny takes a hot shot and ODs! ( 22 reviews ) Topics: dragnet, drugs, classic television, film noir, crime Source: 16mm sydication print
A Classic Fifties commercial for a General Electric Dish Washer from circa 1952. It's amazing that General Electric is still going after all these years. Plus, this is a very good 1950's commercial, showing some of the methods of advertising used at the time. I can only hope that General Electric themsleves don't mind me uploading this vintage commercial. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Advertising,...
A 1965 episode of Goodson-Todman's popular game show "Password". Hosted by Allen Ludden, this episode features celebrity guests Nancy Sinatra and Woody Allen. I cannot see a copyright notice on this episode, so I presume it is public domain. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, Allen Ludden, Nancy Sinatra, Woody Allen, 1960s